Offering people more choices doesn’t help them make better choices, Sheena Iyengar says.Quite the opposite: An overabundance of options leads people to procrastinate, make poor selections, and be less satisfied with the choices they make.“People say they want a lot of choice, but what they really want is to feel competent during the selection process and confident with their choice,” says Iyengar, a Columbia University Business School professor who wrote “The Art of Choosing.”That finding meshes well with how credit unions differentiate themselves in the marketplace, says Iyengar, who delivered a keynote address Monday at the CUNA Lending Council Conference in Nashville. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr read more
Published on November 23, 2013 at 10:56 am Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3 Comments Tyler Boyd has never lacked confidence. Once, when he was in elementary school, he brought his report card home to his mom. After looking over his grades, and seeing solid marks, she excitedly called her sister-in-law to share the good news. Hearing his mother beam over his good grades, Boyd was taken aback. “What else would I get?” he retorted.Those high expectations that Boyd has for himself have followed him throughout his life.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“My confidence level is very high,” Boyd said. “I know what I am doing. I come very prepared to practice. Then when game day comes I am very focused and ready.”Currently in his freshman season at Pittsburgh, Boyd is the second-leading receiver for the Panthers, averaging 14.2 yards per catch, en route to catching six touchdowns. He has been one of the leaders for Pittsburgh, but he’s had some help getting to where he is today. Growing up without his father, Brian Boyd, he relied on his stepfather and uncle to instill the belief within himself that he now exudes readily as a Panther. Even after Brian Boyd left and started a new family, his brother Samuel, and his wife Laurice treated Tyler and his brother like sons. “It wasn’t hard for us, because his mother has always allowed us to be in his life,” Laurice Boyd said. “There was no problem, she never stopped us from being in either of those kids’ lives.”Samuel Boyd, who is a security officer at Pittsburgh, supported Tyler when he played sports. He would go to games, help them buy equipment, make sure they were registered for leagues. He was always there for him when he needed to be.Jason Jarrett married Boyd’s mother after she divorced Brian. Jarrett was a coach of Boyd in youth football league and taught him some of the ins and outs of being a running back when he was a kid. But when Boyd went home, Jarrett took on the father role of making sure he got his schoolwork done.“He’s not my real father,” Boyd said. “But he was a man about stepping in place, and he wanted to be with my mother, he knew the consequences of that. He manned up about it. He stepped up to the plate. He took care of us.”It was their confidence and loyalty that helped him believe in himself. And he took that same self-assured attitude that he had in elementary school out to the football field in high school. There, he set a league record with 117 touchdowns playing running back, quarterback, receiver, defensive back, and punt returner. After football was done, he’d lace up his sneakers and hit the gym for basketball season. When that was over, he’d head out to the diamond for baseball.He currently plays with four other athletes from Clairton (Pa.) High School, where he became a prolific athlete. Wide receiver Kevin Weatherspoon was a senior when Boyd was just starting out, and said it didn’t take long for his coaches and teammates to take notice of Boyd’s ability.“He was always a hard worker. He was never the type to settle for less,” Weatherspoon said. “As the years went on, around his junior and senior year, we knew that he was going to do big things.” Before Weatherspoon graduated, he told his teammates to make sure they stuck together when it was time to go to college. When Boyd and three of his teammates were offered scholarships to Pittsburgh, the choice was easy.As he enters the final two weeks of the season, with the Panthers just one win away from a bowl game, Boyd’s confidence hasn’t wavered. “Back home there was a whole bunch of youth players and youth kids looking up to me, screaming my name, going crazy,” Boyd said. “Now it’s older people, they’re not screaming my name, but they’re recognizing me, giving me high-fives, telling me, ‘Great game.’ “It feels really good knowing I’m helping the program change.” Facebook Twitter Google+ read more
Jean appeared before judge in Martin County on Tuesday facing two counts of kidnapping, one count of armed robbery and one count of carjacking with a deadly weapon. A family is violently carjacked at a Palm City gas station and a motorcyclist stops to help.Justin Laoretti had pulled his motorcycle over to the side of the road and saw the two victims, but had no idea they were carjacking victims.Laoretti was able to calm down the grandmother and her infant grandchild after 21-year-old Jaquay Jean allegedlt forced the two out of the car.Jean is accused of carjacking the vehicle at a Mobil gas station in Palm City, throwing the female driver out of the car and taking off with the grandmother and young boy still in the vehicle.
Out with the new and in with the old…the former police chief of Davie has been given his old job back, temporarily, after the current Chief Dale Engle was put on leave for allegedly saying Broward Sheriff’s Office deputy Shannon Bennett died of COVID-19 because of his “homosexual” lifestyle.On Thursday, Town Administrator Richard Lemack appointed former Davie Police Chief Patrick Lynn as acting chief. Lynn served as Davie’s police chief for about 10 years before he retired in 2017, according to a Davie press release.“Chief Lynn will assume this temporary role while allegations brought forward by the Fraternal Order of Police against current Police Chief, Dale Engle, are being investigated,” the release said.During a patrol briefing on April 7, Engle said Deputy Bennett contracted and died from the virus because he was a “homosexual who attended homosexual sexual events,” according to a letter sent to Lemack from the Florida State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council Committee. read more